Originally Posted by RAE 1
New member here. Great stuff I've seen posted on this site.
I share the concern (expressed more elsewhere than on this thread) about the fact that the BH200 has no bitstream audio output.
But the salesman who wants to sell me one -- soon, he hopes -- assures me that he can also sell me an adapter to connect the BH200's optical output to my receiver's bitstream input.
Is anyone familiar with such adapters? Do they cause much signal degradation? Are decent ones available for less than the $125 the salesman wants?
(If that's the going rate, maybe it's time to say sayonara to my trusty HK receiver and get something with HDMI. It just seems like such a waste for non-audiophile, hearing-aid-wearing me.)
Classic bait and switch. You ask him about oranges, he talks about tangerines.
1. You asked him about high bit rate (HBR) audio via HDMI, a very valid question if you want to get one of the internally decoding receivers, esp that no player does DTSMA from BDs,
2. He talks back to you about low bit rate (LBR) bitstream via coax or optical digital (oh and BTW the coax-opti and viceversa converter is $10 on the bay from the chinese factories, $35 if you want the Dayton Audio logo on it) used for the old formats, DD and DTS.
So you can see that "bitstream" can mean different things. Just his use of the term suggest that he is half-educated on the topic, but double-greedy.